Although the Korean luxury automaker Genesis has been its own brand for just a few years, it’s established itself as one of the most revered in the industry. With that being said, if you’re in the market for a small sedan that’s equally upscale and sporty, check out the Genesis G70. This plush vehicle is packed with top-shelf amenities, and has consistently been awarded several safety and initial quality awards since its groundbreaking debut. Although the 2021 Toyota Avalon isn’t directly classified as a luxury vehicle, it’s similarly priced and high-end enough to go toe-to-toe with the 2021 Genesis G70. On this page, we’ll take a close look at how these two luxury sedans compare.
The 2021 Genesis G70 is provided with industry-leading basic and powertrain warranties that are good for 5 years/60,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles, respectively. The 2021 Toyota Avalon’s basic warranty only covers 3 years/36,000 miles, and its powertrain warranty covers 5 years/60,000 miles. Genesis’s corrosion warranty is also 2 years longer than Toyota’s (7 years vs. 5 years). What’s more, Genesis gives its buyers and lessees 3 years/36,000 miles of factory-scheduled maintenance, while Toyota only offers 2 years/25,000 miles of complimentary coverage. While the starting price of the 2021 Genesis G70 is only marginally more than that of the 2021 Toyota Avalon ($36,000 vs. $35,875), its coverage for warranty and complimentary maintenance is significantly more generous.
The 2021 Genesis G70 comes with a driver attention monitor that’s capable of detecting drowsy or distracted drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who fall asleep at the wheel are responsible for approximately 100,000 crashes and 1,500 deaths per year. The driver attention monitor helps to prevent accidents in that category, and you won’t get one in the 2021 Toyota Avalon.
The 2021 Genesis G70’s turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine produces 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque, whereas the 2021 Toyota Avalon’s turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 makes quite a bit less: 301 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2021 Genesis G70 is also eligible for a manual transmission to deliver better acceleration, control, and satisfaction to the driver; the 2021 Toyota Avalon is only made with an automatic transmission. Furthermore, the 2021 Genesis G70 is 11.5 inches shorter than the 2021 Toyota Avalon, making it not only more nimble but easier to park and maneuver in tight areas.
The 2021 Genesis G70’s trunk offers a most convenient feature: if you stand by the back bumper with the smart key in your pocket or purse, the trunk will open automatically in three seconds. A power-operated trunk is also available on the ’21 G70. The 2021 Toyota Avalon doesn’t market a power or hands-free-opening trunk.